You can't beat the setting of this lodge overlooking and the sheep muster and sheering demonstration were a highlight of our trip to the South Island. We found the trips with the naturalist to be fairly priced overall and well worth it. The short nature walk through the beech forest that leaves right from the lodge was lovely and well worth doing and the accompanying brochure taught us quite a lot about the local environment. The rooms, despite their lovely views, are a bit dated and really don't offer the luxury one would expect for the price. At this price point (we have stayed at other hotels similar), I would have expected transport from the train station, lunch and wine to be included. If you do come by train, you'll be limited to hikes on the property unless you sign up for the daily excursion as Arthur's Pass Village is about a 20 minute drive. We really enjoyed dining with other guests and had some delightful evening conversations; if that's not for you, you can choose to dine with at a table with your travel companion.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy stylish accommodation, fine food, and an exciting and diverse programme of guided nature and sheep farming adventures in the heart of the Southern Alps. The lodge sits on a 4000 acre working sheep farm and nature reserve, surrounded by the peaks of Arthur's Pass National Park. Guests can unwind in comfort or choose more active relaxation. Explore private trails or join an expert guide to hike alpine valleys, search for wildlife, and kayak upon mountain lakes. A highlight for guests are the sheep farm discovery trips every second afternoon. Join a farmer guide to watch sheepdogs working, hand feed lambs and learn about sheep shearing and merino wool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass Hotel Arthurs Pass